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Tierney, William G., Ed.; Corwin, Zoë B., Ed.; Fullerton, Tracy, Ed.; Ragusa, Gisele, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017
The college application process--which entails multiple forms, essays, test scores, and deadlines--can be intimidating. For students without substantial school and family support, the complexity of this process can become a barrier to access. William G. Tierney, Tracy Fullerton, and their teams at the University of Southern California approach…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Play
Bastedo, Michael N., Ed.; Altbach, Philip G., Ed.; Gumport, Patricia J., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
First published in 1999, "American Higher Education in the Twenty First Century" offered a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. This thoroughly revised edition brings the classic volume up to date. The contributors have rewritten every chapter to address major changes in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Newfield, Christopher – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
Higher education in America, still thought to be the world leader, is in crisis. University students are falling behind their international peers in attainment, while suffering from unprecedented student debt. For over a decade, the realm of American higher education has been wracked with self-doubt and mutual recrimination, with no clear…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Higher Education, Educational Change
Finkelstein, Martin J.; Conley, Valerie Martin; Schuster, Jack H. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
Over the past 70 years, the American university has become the global gold standard of excellence in research and graduate education. The unprecedented surge of federal research support of the post-World War II American university paralleled the steady strengthening of the American academic profession itself, which managed to attract the best and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Global Approach, Comparative Education
Tierney, William G., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
In "Rethinking Education and Poverty," William G. Tierney brings together scholars from around the world to examine the complex relationship between poverty and education in the twenty first century. International in scope, this book assembles the best contemporary thinking about how education can mediate class and improve the lives of…
Descriptors: Poverty, Correlation, Role of Education, Social Influences
Rhoads, Robert A. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
In "MOOCs, High Technology, and Higher Learning," Robert A. Rhoads places the OpenCourseWare (OCW) movement into the larger context of a revolution in educational technology. In doing so, he seeks to bring greater balance to increasingly polarized discussions of massively open online courses (MOOCs) and show their ongoing relevance to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Seligman, Amanda I. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Landing a job in today's academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree--and those who support them--with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school. Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study--not just…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Social Life, Residence Requirements, Labor Market
Bieze, Michael Scott, Ed.; Gasman, Marybeth, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Booker T. Washington, a founding father of African American education in the United States, has long been studied, revered, and reviled by scholars and students. Born into slavery, freed and raised in the Reconstruction South, and active in educational reform through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Washington sought to use…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, African American Achievement, African American Education
Conrad, Clifton; Dunek, Laura – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Inquiry-driven learners anticipate, embrace, and adapt to disruptive change. Clifton Conrad and Laura Dunek advance a transformative purpose of a college education. They invite stakeholders from across higher education to engage in vigorous dialogue about the aims of a college education--and how to realize those aims. Increasingly influenced by…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Role of Education
Kelly, Andrew P., Ed.; Schneider, Mark, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
The United States, long considered to have the best higher education in the world, now ranks eleventh in the proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds with a college degree. As other countries have made dramatic gains in degree attainment, the U.S. has improved more slowly. In response, President Obama recently laid out a national "completion agenda" with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Educational Change
Bastedo, Michael N., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Colleges and universities are best understood as networks of departments working together to fulfill a mission of education, innovation, and community partnership. To better understand how these large and complex institutions function, scholars can apply organizational and strategic planning concepts made familiar by business management. This book…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Organizational Theories, College Administration
Martin, James; Samels, James E. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Colleges and universities are at the forefront of efforts to preserve the earth's resources for future generations. Carbon neutrality, renewable energy sources, green building strategies, and related initiatives require informed and courageous leaders at all levels of higher education. James Martin and James E. Samels have worked closely with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Energy Conservation, Misconceptions, Trustees
Trower, Cathy Ann – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Landing a tenure-track position is no easy task. Achieving tenure is even more difficult. Under what policies and practices do faculty find greater clarity about tenure and experience higher levels of job satisfaction? And what makes an institution a great place to work? In 2005-2006, the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Higher Education, Collegiality, College Faculty
Gasman, Marybeth – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of only four predominantly Black medical schools in the United States. Among its illustrious alumni are surgeons general of the United States, medical school presidents, and numerous other highly regarded medical professionals. This book tells the engrossing history of this venerable…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, African American Institutions, African Americans, Racial Relations
Hermanowicz, Joseph C., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
The academic profession, like many others, is rapidly being transformed. This book explores the current challenges to the profession and their broad implications for American higher education. Examining what professors do and how academia is changing, contributors to this volume assess current and potential threats to the profession. Leading…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Higher Education, College Faculty, Career Development
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